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Technology and magic? [Part 1]

By | December 31, 2013

One of the better-known quotes attributed to the late Arthur C Clarke was his Third Law: ”Any powerful technology is indistinguishable from magic”. This is one of those pronouncements that seems at first bewildering, then profound, and finally more embarrassing than anything else. The bewilderment arises from our immediate sense that technology – science-based stuff – ought to… Read More »